Best Of 2011

BEST POLE DANCING FITNESS STUDIO: Impulse Pole Dance

BEST POLE DANCING FITNESS STUDIO

CL’s Sex & Love Editor Shawn Alff comparison-shopped this one: When my wife got a stripper pole for our apartment, I thought it was a great idea, at least until I racked my nuts on it and then a semi-drunk friend brought the pole crashing down. Since then my wife has been working on her body and her moves at pole dancing studios all over town. Unfortunately some instructors focus too much on moves they claim make “daddy” open his wallet, while others give too few instructions on technique. Impulse Pole Dance gets the balance of performance, artistry and fitness just right with an intimate studio where you can sweat and commune with your sexy side without feeling self-conscious. The owner, Sarah Murray (right), and her instructors are personable and fantastic at breaking down the movements. The studio is colorful and inviting, with six poles, full wall mirrors, soft lighting, and no outside views in. 6346 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, 813-325-1990, impulsepoledance.com.